The men's cross country team holds onto a top-10 ranking in the latest poll released by the USTFCCCA.
Oct. 16, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma men's cross country team remained in the top-10 at No.6 nationally, with 306 points, in the latest poll released by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) the New Orleans, La., based office announced Tuesday.
The Sooners follow a newly arranged top-five with Bedlam rival Oklahoma State up five spots to take the lead and No. 1 rank with 353 points, followed by No. 2 Colorado (343) and No. 3 Stanford (339). Both Iona and BYU remained at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, despite a weekend of competition that saw unprecedented shifts in the recently released poll.
Despite the drop in the national poll, the men's squad maintained its second-place rank in the Midwest region behind in-state foe, and fellow Big 12 member Oklahoma State.
The group last competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 12 in Madison, Wis., where the Crimson and Cream took a program best third-place finish at the prestigious meet.
Senior Patrick Casey lead the Crimson and Cream with his seventh place finish, while fellow seniors Kevin Williams (23:49) and Riley Masters (23:58) finished in the top 40, taking 25th and 39th place, respectively. Sophomore Ryan Poland (47th place) and senior Bill Kogel (48th) each turned in a 24:01 effort. Andrew Weaver (24:04; 58th place) and Kyle King (24:20; 114th) rounded out the Sooner squad.
The Sooner men will have a weekend off, followed by the Big 12 Championships in Austin, Texas, next Saturday to compete in the Big 12 Championships on Oct. 27.
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